Millwall and Blackburn fans contest election

An election that has been otherwise tedious (so far) is enlivened by two candidates representing fans of Millwall and Blackburn Rovers, contesting otherwise safe Labour constituencies. In Lewisham East, the candidate is a 72-year-old female artist, Willow Winston: not exactly the Millwall stereotype! Her campaign is prompted by a very dodgy relationship between the local Labour establishment and an offshore company behind the ‘New Bermondsey’... [Read More...]

Nominations close for General Election

Nominations closed at 4 pm on Thursday for next month’s General Election. The National Front decided some time ago not to contest this election, so the main nationalist party in contention will be the BNP. We believe that there will be nine BNP candidates plus another standing without using the party name, and seven English Democrats.  Please note that we include the EDs here because the party absorbed a significant number of former BNP activists... [Read More...]

Le Pen polls best ‘far right’ result since Second World War

Marine Le Pen polled 34% in this year’s French presidential election. In the second round of the French presidential election, National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen achieved the best ‘far right’ election result since the Second World War, facing former Rothschild banker Emmanuel Macron, who only a year ago formed his own political party En Marche! Marine Le Pen has won 34%, against 66% for Macron. Around 11% – 4 million... [Read More...]

Arron Banks announces plans for post-UKIP movement

Arron Banks says that UKIP has dispatched itself with “a strategic bullet to the back of the head”. Following this week’s catastrophic election results which signalled the death of UKIP, the party’s former chief donor Arron Banks has issued a statement condemning new leader Paul Nuttall and confirming plans to launch “a new movement with radical policies and direct democracy”. According to Banks this will “launch... [Read More...]

UKIP disappears from the political map

The Party’s Over: Nigel Farage (left) is no doubt relieved not to be sharing the blame for terrible UKIP results in 2017. The 2017 elections have been even worse than predicted for UKIP – wiped off the map with not a single councillor re-elected. The collapsing share of the vote across what were once UKIP’s strongest counties repeated the pattern observed over the past year in H&D‘s regular analysis of local by-elections:... [Read More...]

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